Gregory T. Fayard is a civil attorney in the Sacramento office of Klinedinst PC who handles both litigated and transactional matters. His practice areas include professional liability defense, legal ethics advice, securities litigation, telecommunication leases, employment and business litigation, and the Fair Debt and Collection Practices Act.
Mr. Fayard began his practice as a deputy attorney general with the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, where he represented prison employees and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in civil rights lawsuits. He then handled cases for seven years at a respected boutique law firm in Roseville, California. In both public and private practice, he obtained extensive case management, transactional, discovery, appellate, and trial experience.
Mr. Fayard earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with a Certificate in Governmental Affairs. In law school, he was a staff writer for the law journal, California Initiative Review, and received special commendation for his trial advocacy skills. Previously, he earned a Master’s degree in political science from the University of Utah, and a B.S. in public relations from Pacific Union College.
Active in his community, Mr. Fayard is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and past president of the Placer County Bar Association. In 2011, the Placer County Board of Supervisors appointed Mr. Fayard to a four-year term as a county parks commissioner. He currently serves on Placer County’s property tax Assessment Appeals Board. From 2013-2016, he served as chair of the school board at Sacramento Adventist Academy. In addition to California, he is admitted to practice law in the United States District Courts of Eastern, Northern and Southern California, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.